Commercial partnerships will play a big part of Boeing’s aftermarket future, says Ken Aso, the OEM’s director of spare parts category management.
Speaking about OEMs in the aftermarket at the ap&m Summit on Tuesday (May 30), Aso says: “There are many commercial offerings and partnerships in place with MROs, distributors, landing gear exchange programs and loadable software,” citing the success of partnerships with the likes of Air France-KLM, in addition to partnerships across its GoldCare aftermarket network and wholly owned subsidiaries including Jeppesen and Aviall.
Other partnership successes used as examples by Aso included surplus and serviceable parts cooperations with GE Telesis and VAS Aero Services.
“Much of our aftermarket growth has been driven by and will continue to be so by close collaboration with value partners," Aso adds.
Boeing has bet big on the aftermarket, with plans announced at the end of 2016 to triple its revenues in the segment to $50 billion over the next decade through a new business, Boeing Global Services.
The new venture, headed up by Stan Deal, previously vice president and general manager of supply chain management and operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will officially unveil its specialist aftermarket division on July 1.